Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 4 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 777 615 599
Rank change year-on-year -162 -16 +160
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 291 117 546
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.21% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 1.39% 2.62%
Number of salaries quoted 240 89 337
10th Percentile £34,600 £40,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,251 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,375 £60,000 £54,486
Median % change year-on-year -16.04% +10.12% +1.10%
75th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% -

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 16,518 8,442 20,844
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 15.04% 15.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,443 6,932 16,571
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £69,750 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -142 259 £51,321 -14.47% 40
UK excluding London -121 150 £47,500 -13.64% 28
London -177 123 £58,750 -2.08% 15
South East -76 73 £57,500 +4.55% 5
Work from Home -203 50 £60,000 -33.33% 6
Midlands -87 27 £45,000 +30.43% 8
North of England -118 24 £45,000 +12.50% 9
West Midlands -69 23 £45,000 +45.75% 6
East of England -87 20 £76,250 -
Yorkshire -66 19 £45,000 +12.50% 2
North West -87 14 £45,000 +20.00% 5
North East - 11 £45,000 - 2
Wales - 9 £47,500 - 2
Scotland - 9 £38,500 - 1
South West -72 8 £45,000 -37.93% 3
East Midlands -65 4 £45,000 +6.51% 2

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 195 (67.01%) Firewall
2 190 (65.29%) VPN
3 156 (53.61%) Cisco
4 145 (49.83%) BGP
5 125 (42.96%) WAN
6 123 (42.27%) OSPF
7 112 (38.49%) LAN
8 105 (36.08%) Azure
9 104 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
10 91 (31.27%) CCNP
10 91 (31.27%) Social Skills
11 88 (30.24%) MPLS
11 88 (30.24%) DNS
12 86 (29.55%) Linux
13 84 (28.87%) Windows
14 76 (26.12%) Microsoft
15 73 (25.09%) DHCP
16 72 (24.74%) TCP/IP
16 72 (24.74%) Palo Alto
17 68 (23.37%) SSL
17 68 (23.37%) Wireless
18 67 (23.02%) Network Security
19 66 (22.68%) CCNA
20 61 (20.96%) Microsoft 365
21 60 (20.62%) Active Directory
21 60 (20.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 57 (19.59%) VoIP
23 55 (18.90%) Degree
24 53 (18.21%) Data Centre
25 49 (16.84%) Load Balancing

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (5.15%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (4.12%) Confluence
2 12 (4.12%) IIS
2 12 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.78%) WordPress
4 9 (3.09%) CMS
4 9 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (3.09%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.69%) Apache
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.09%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 105 (36.08%) Azure
2 61 (20.96%) Microsoft 365
3 47 (16.15%) AWS
4 29 (9.97%) IaaS
5 23 (7.90%) PaaS
6 22 (7.56%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (5.15%) AWS Direct Connect
9 11 (3.78%) OneDrive
9 11 (3.78%) SaaS
10 9 (3.09%) Mimecast
11 8 (2.75%) GCP
12 7 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (1.72%) Google Workspace
14 4 (1.37%) Power Platform
14 4 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (1.03%) OpenShift
15 3 (1.03%) Slack
16 2 (0.69%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.69%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 195 (67.01%) Firewall
2 190 (65.29%) VPN
3 145 (49.83%) BGP
4 125 (42.96%) WAN
5 123 (42.27%) OSPF
6 112 (38.49%) LAN
7 88 (30.24%) DNS
7 88 (30.24%) MPLS
8 73 (25.09%) DHCP
9 72 (24.74%) TCP/IP
10 68 (23.37%) SSL
10 68 (23.37%) Wireless
11 67 (23.02%) Network Security
12 57 (19.59%) VoIP
13 45 (15.46%) Internet
13 45 (15.46%) VLAN
14 42 (14.43%) Wi-Fi
15 41 (14.09%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (13.40%) SD-WAN
17 38 (13.06%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.84%) Big Data
3 8 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.41%) MariaDB
4 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2019
4 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.37%) DB2
5 4 (1.37%) Power BI
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.69%) Tableau
8 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.34%) MySQL
8 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) JIRA
2 10 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.09%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 91 (31.27%) Social Skills
2 43 (14.78%) Finance
2 43 (14.78%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.87%) Documentation Skills
4 18 (6.19%) Banking
4 18 (6.19%) Italian Language
4 18 (6.19%) Portuguese Language
4 18 (6.19%) Spanish Language
5 16 (5.50%) French Language
5 16 (5.50%) German Language
6 12 (4.12%) Law
7 11 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (2.75%) Public Sector
10 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
11 6 (2.06%) Publishing
11 6 (2.06%) Retail
12 5 (1.72%) Electronics
12 5 (1.72%) Marketing
12 5 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 115 (39.52%) Network Engineer
2 46 (15.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (9.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (9.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 27 (9.28%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (7.56%) Support Engineer
5 17 (5.84%) Analyst
5 17 (5.84%) Security Engineer
6 15 (5.15%) Architect
6 15 (5.15%) Juniper Engineer
6 15 (5.15%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (4.81%) Network Support
8 12 (4.12%) Azure Engineer
8 12 (4.12%) Infrastructure Support
9 11 (3.78%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (3.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (3.44%) Developer
10 10 (3.44%) IP Engineer
10 10 (3.44%) IP Network Engineer
11 9 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.87%) LDAP
2 13 (4.47%) 802.1X
3 12 (4.12%) Web Services
4 9 (3.09%) JSON
5 5 (1.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (1.72%) GStreamer
5 5 (1.72%) OpenCV
5 5 (1.72%) STL
5 5 (1.72%) XMPP
5 5 (1.72%) Yocto
6 4 (1.37%) SAML
7 2 (0.69%) ODBC
8 1 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.21%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.65%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (5.15%) PKI
4 12 (4.12%) User Experience
5 9 (3.09%) Clustering
6 7 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.72%) CUDA
7 5 (1.72%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.69%) Eurex
10 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.69%) SCADA
10 2 (0.69%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (29.55%) Linux
2 84 (28.87%) Windows
3 38 (13.06%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.50%) CentOS
4 16 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (5.15%) Apple iOS
6 11 (3.78%) Android
6 11 (3.78%) Unix
6 11 (3.78%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.44%) Fedora
7 10 (3.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.06%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.06%) Solaris
10 5 (1.72%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.72%) SUSE
11 4 (1.37%) AIX
11 4 (1.37%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.37%) zOS
12 2 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 49 (16.84%) Load Balancing
3 33 (11.34%) ITIL
4 32 (11.00%) Computer Science
5 30 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (9.97%) Change Management
7 27 (9.28%) Project Management
8 25 (8.59%) Migration
9 23 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (7.90%) Network Monitoring
10 22 (7.56%) Network Design
11 20 (6.87%) High Availability
11 20 (6.87%) Technical Architecture
12 19 (6.53%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (6.53%) Network Management
13 18 (6.19%) Full Stack Development
13 18 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
13 18 (6.19%) Problem Management
13 18 (6.19%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.71%) PowerShell
2 22 (7.56%) SQL
3 21 (7.22%) Python
4 12 (4.12%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.75%) C
6 6 (2.06%) C++
6 6 (2.06%) Java
7 5 (1.72%) Embedded C
7 5 (1.72%) Embedded C++
7 5 (1.72%) Perl
8 3 (1.03%) Go
8 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.69%) R
9 2 (0.69%) Scala
9 2 (0.69%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (31.27%) CCNP
3 66 (22.68%) CCNA
4 55 (18.90%) Degree
5 22 (7.56%) CCIE
6 20 (6.87%) Security Cleared
7 14 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.78%) JNCIA
9 9 (3.09%) CCIP
10 6 (2.06%) CCDP
11 5 (1.72%) CISM
11 5 (1.72%) CISSP
11 5 (1.72%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.37%) SANS
13 3 (1.03%) CWNA
14 2 (0.69%) CCA
14 2 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.84%) SLA
2 8 (2.75%) GDPR
3 6 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.72%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.72%) NIST
5 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.03%) QA
7 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.34%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.34%) COBIT
8 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.34%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (20.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.22%) Docker
4 16 (5.50%) Firmware
5 13 (4.47%) iptables
6 10 (3.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (3.44%) vSphere
7 7 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.37%) NFS
8 4 (1.37%) OpenAM
8 4 (1.37%) OpenIDM
8 4 (1.37%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.37%) RACF
8 4 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.69%) Squid
10 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (9.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 26 (8.93%) Ansible
3 20 (6.87%) Terraform
4 16 (5.50%) FortiGate
5 15 (5.15%) Icinga
5 15 (5.15%) ZABBIX
6 10 (3.44%) Kubernetes
7 9 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (3.09%) Puppet
8 8 (2.75%) Grafana
8 8 (2.75%) Nagios
9 7 (2.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
12 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 3 (1.03%) CASB
13 3 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 156 (53.61%) Cisco
2 76 (26.12%) Microsoft
3 72 (24.74%) Palo Alto
4 47 (16.15%) SolarWinds
5 41 (14.09%) Fortinet
5 41 (14.09%) VMware
6 40 (13.75%) Juniper
7 33 (11.34%) Meraki
8 27 (9.28%) Aruba
8 27 (9.28%) CheckPoint
9 20 (6.87%) F5
9 20 (6.87%) Oracle
10 18 (6.19%) Citrix
11 15 (5.15%) ServiceNow
12 14 (4.81%) HP
12 14 (4.81%) Red Hat
12 14 (4.81%) Sophos
13 12 (4.12%) Zscaler
14 11 (3.78%) Apple
15 10 (3.44%) Dell